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Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic to win ninth Rome Masters

Rafael Nadal had to dig deep to beat Novak Djokovic in the final of the Rome Masters and claim his first title of the season, winning 6-0 4-6 6-1 after more than two hours of intense battle. It was a thrilling precursor to what could well be the same lineup in the French Open final…MORE

Irish FM disputes reports of disagreement over Trump visit

Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney is disputing reports that there is disagreement between Washington and Dublin over President Donald Trump’s potential two-day visit to Ireland next month. “Let me just reassure people there is no row [disagreement] that’s the first thing,” he said. However, an Irish government source with knowledge of ongoing discussions told CNN…MORE

Acting Homeland Security chief says migrants will not be sent to sanctuary cities

Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Sunday said that migrants detained along the southern US border will not be sent to sanctuary cities as President Donald Trump and some members of his administration have previously pushed for. Appearing on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” McAleenan was asked to respond to the President having said on…MORE

Boy George storms off the set of ‘The Voice Australia’

Do you really want to hurt Boy George? “The Voice Australia” was back on Sunday night for season eight, and coach George brought the drama. The lead singer of Culture Club stormed off the set during the show’s blind auditions phase after a testy exchange with one of the contestants. Twenty-year-old Daniel Shaw had just…MORE

Two House GOP leaders being pushed to consider higher office

Here are the stories our panel of top political reporters will be watching for in the week ahead, in this week’s “Inside Politics” forecast. 1. GOP leadership shake-up? The new House GOP leadership team could see some changes in the near future — with two of the three top Republicans considering runs for higher office.…MORE

Oprah Winfrey surprises New Jersey high school with $500,000 gift

Oprah Winfrey surprised a New Jersey high school Friday night with a pizza party — and a $500,000 donation to an after-school program. “That’s a half a million dollars to encourage you to keep doing what you’re doing, because what you’re doing is moving in the right direction,” Winfrey said in a video principal Akbar…MORE

9 questions about what Michael Flynn told Robert Mueller

Michael Flynn’s dealings with Robert Mueller erupted back into the headlines this week, after court documents disclosed he had told the special counsel about communications he had with people around Donald Trump related to his cooperation. The revelations add some nuance around Flynn’s time as a cooperator and raise several new questions about Mueller’s obstruction…MORE

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